Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Alden Lane

For those of you who have been following Mark's recovery you should know he is doing great. We go to Sacramento tomorrow to see his Dr., hopefully to have his staples removed and permission to drive.

Last weekend Mark and I were supposed to vendor The Alden Lane Quilt Show in Livermore. Well as you know our plans changed and I had just brought Mark home from the hospital after a rather intense abdominal surgery. So I put my nursing hat on and took care of the patient at home. We have been blessed to have the best staff a person could ask for. Jen and the girls picked up the ball and ran with it. Quilts were picked, fabric was cut, patterns and books ordered, booth decorations planned and a trailer was packed. Ronda and Rocki left Friday morning and arrived safely in Livermore by noon. The employees at Alden Lane nursery were wonderful and the quilt show a great success. I hope we get to go back next year, and I hope I get to go. The girls did a fabulous job!

Back at the home front I had scheduled a Linda Ballard Mystery weekend which also had to be covered. When Linda does her weekends at Morning Star Mark usually cooks dinner for the ladies their first night soooooo Laurie stepped up and made a great dinner for them including pumpkin bars for desert. Laurie, Jody, Joann, and Gayle did a great job running the store and making sure our customers were happy. Thank you girls! A big thank you also goes to Jen our wonderful daughter who jumps in and completes what her crazy mom schedules, and she does it with great skill.

So thanks to all and hope to see you soon, remember God is good,
Love to all

"I can no other answer make, but, thanks, and thanks"
~William Shakespeare~

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Home Sweet Home

Mark is being discharged from the hospital this morning. The Drs. and nursing staff have been excellent. As always the noise level has been loud so Mark is pretty tired. The good news is we can take care of that at home.

Whatever experience I go through in life I learn or relearn important truths for myself. Never take your family or friends for granted. I seriously have no idea how people get through the hard times without God and supportive family and friends. Thank you so much for your good wishes and prayer, which we still need to get through the healing process. We love you all and look forward to seeing you soon.

Goodbye to fourth floor.

Aren't they the cutest?

God Bless

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Location:Sacramento to Paradise

Friday, September 16, 2011

He's Awake

So day two at Sutter Memorial Hospital.

This is the device that the Hospital is using to transport their postoperative patients from Recovery to ICU. Mark was too drugged up to enjoy the ride.

The floor where Mark now resides.

A room with a view.

Pedicure please?...

Yum-Yum. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner!!!

And here's our boy.

Mark is doing great this morning. He will be saying goodbye to ICU and hello to the telemetry unit on the fourth floor. We are continuing to pray for low to no pain and a speedy recovery.

Hugs and Kisses to you!

Location:Sacramento, CA.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Life is good!

Surgery is over and Mark is in recovery The Dr. gave him another 50,000 miles.

Thanks to you all,

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Location:Sacramento, Ca.

Healing Touch for Mark

I must say it was very comforting to walk into Sutter this morning and see the quilts on display, knowing they were made with loving and caring hearts and hands. So today is our big day of surgery. The Lord promises us he will never leave us or forsake us. That is my promise for today. It's so hard when your best friend, love of your life, and mate is going thru hard stuff. So the best comfort is our heavenly father, family and friends who love and encourage. Thank you.

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Just a couple pictures of quilts that they have on display.

God Bless and love you all.


Location:Sacramento, CA.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011


So we survived our shop hop. Numbers seemed to be down from last year but we sure had a good time. It's always such a treat to have the store full of happy customers and friends. But I must tell you I feel exhausted. I think shop hops just do that to you. When the alarm went off this morning in my sleep I kept saying "wake up, wake up," No way did I want to wake-up!

The store is full of great new fabric lines. Here's a few pics of some of our favorites.

Impressions by Ty Pennington

Hometown by Sweetwater

Urban Zoologie by Ann Kelle Designs

Mrs. March by Lecien

Little Gatherings by Primitive Gatherings

So, on a personal note please remember to keep us in your prayers. Mark will be having major surgery this Thursday. We are praying for steady hands, wisdom, peace, strength, and a speedy recovery.

God Bless,

Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful. John 14:27

Location:Pearson Rd, Paradise, Ca.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Party on the River

Well today was day one of River Run Shop Hop. We survived the hoards of quilters and had a splendid time while doing it. We served up sloppy joes (homemade by the way), chips, rice crispy treats, and water. Your waiter if you choose to come is one hunk of a man. Now of course there are prizes to be won when all is said and done. So please come, enjoy, have fun and of course we would be delighted if you choose to shop. Your tour guides for the day will be the MorningStar team of life guards.

Halloween and Fall!

The "Oroville Bus" made quite a showing. You go girls!!! We hope to see ya'll in Paradise Friday or Saturday from 9 - 7.

God Bless,


Wednesday, September 7, 2011


So what do you do when you can't sleep? I usually think about my quilt shop and what new and different things we can do. So tonight I'm thinking about my husbands upcoming surgery and praying all will go well. I am confident that all will go well I just hope he won't have much pain. Last time he had surgery he had a reaction from his pain med passed out and broke His leg. We are praying that another broken bone is not in his future. We would be very thankful if you would remember Mark in your prayers. His surgery is Sept. 15. He will have his pancreas, liver, spleen, and gallbladder operated on. Whew!

I have been reminded so many times in the past few days that God has a perfect plan for our lives. We may not always like His plan but He will carry us and give us the strength we need to make it through the tough times. Thank you Jesus.

Here's some more Hawaii pictures.


Napali Coast

Aren't they cute?

God bless and have a great week!

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Location:Paradise Ca